Okay, that really isn’t a fair thing to say about pizza. Pizza is perfectly fine. It is delicious, scrumptious, filling and something like that can’t be evil.
Either way, pizza made its way into my belly today because it was brought to work for free. Not just a slice or two, but box after box of delicious, warm, cheesy pizza. They literally were stacked like a tower on the table. And when I read the sign saying I was invited to eat some, I couldn’t say no. Especially after everyone came by shouting about pizza at the top of their lungs, about how it was available, ready and willing! So I took some.
And it was delicious.
The good thing was that I found a way to fit it into my calories for the day. Luckily I was busy so I was unable to eat any snacks earlier in the day or we may have had a problem. But since I skipped my snacks, I took advantage of the pizza-uation and helped myself.
The real question is; would I have said no to pizza if I had already consumed my calories for the day? My guess is yes and no. I would have still had 1 or 2 slices, but I wouldn’t have helped myself to another slice on the way out the door for the day. I am pretty sure I would have done the same thing I did and calculated the calories and made the correct decision.
That’s what this is all about. Can you make the right decision when temptations arise? For some reason I had no problem today but on other days (especially the weekend) the outcome isn’t as wonderful. Temptation is the thing that drives many of us to overeat, overindulge and just plain pig out.
Thankfully for me, temptation was within my budget today.
After all that excitement at work I watched some television with my bride and scrambled off to karate. Thankfully I had a lot of carb loading done for the day so it wasn’t too much of a challenge to work up the energy to complete my 2 hours of class.
The nice thing about karate lately is it has been less “let’s show the new guys this stuff” and more “let’s get into the thick of it all.” I am enjoying learning though I still have a loooong way to go.
Breakfast – Pizza
Lunch – Pizza and chicken wraps
Dinner – Sausage tacos
An hour+ of walking at work
2 hours of kyokushin karate